From Comcast SportsNet Chicago:
- Joe Maddon loves the fight that he sees in the Cubs after their walkoff win on Sunday afternoon.
- What does Maddon think of losing an off-day late in September to a make-up game against the Royals? Actually, he loves it.
- As for the designated hitter, Maddon's not a fan of it.
- And his pick for the Stanley Cup between the Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning: "May the best team win."
- David Ross knew that he was going to need to deliver in Sunday's win.
- It's one week until the draft... and not much has changed with the Cubs' plans.
- Anthony Rizzo wins Twitter again, this time with Addison Russell as they head to Miami for their series against the Marlins.
From ESPN Chicago:
- I loved this line from Doug Padilla: Give the Cubs an inch and they'll take the whole darn ruler.
- Jesse Rogers gives a state-of-the-team report with two months in the books.
- Even with all that Chicago has to offer, Joe Maddon still likes to keep it simple.
From CBS Chicago:
- If there's one word you don't want to use around Joe Maddon, it's probably "development".
- This week's "Behind the Plate" focuses on Carol Haddon, a season-ticket holder for the past 44 years, reportedly the longest tenure at Wrigley Field.
- World War II veteran Tony Gianunzio fulfilled a goal on Sunday that he had wanted for 70 years: Throwing a pitch at Wrigley Field.
From the Chicago Tribune:
- Mark Gonzales takes a closer look at the Cubs' 14-14 record in the month of May.
- Paul Sullivan looks ahead at the Cubs' upcoming road trip.
- [VIDEO] Joe Maddon weighs in on the Blackhawks-Lightning series in the Stanley Cup Finals.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
- The Cubs may not be ready "yet" for the World Series, but Joe Maddon believes that they're a playoff-caliber team.
- One big focus from Maddon to the Cubs: Keep the game from speeding up.
- Kyle Schwarber is working hard to stay behind the plate, and Cubs director of player development Jaron Madison thinks he'll do just that.
- Remember how well Kris Bryant did in his first 45 games at Double-A? Turns out Schwarber's doing even better.
From the Daily Herald:
- Sunday's start from Tsuyoshi Wada was the best outing he's had this season, according to Joe Maddon.
From Bleacher Nation:
- As the calendar turns to June, the Cubs still have a better-than-50 percent projection to make the playoffs from both Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs.
From Chicago Cubs Online:
- There's still a lot of talk surrounding the Cubs and Cole Hamels.
From Cubs Insider:
- In case you missed Sunday's game, it appears that Hector Rondon broke out a changeup, a pitch that Brooks Baseball shows that he has used a total of 18 times in his career.
- Rob Neyer investigates whether Kyle Schwarber will wind up at catcher eventually -- or perhaps in left field for the Cubs this summer.
Today's food for thought:
- [VIDEO] It's a Giant Marble Run!
- An unidentified woman dropped off an Apple computer at a CleanBayArea electronics recycling center in April. No big deal, other than the fact that the computer in particular was an original Apple-1 computer that the center sold for $200,000 to a private collector. They want to split the profits with the donor... but they don't know who the donor was.